April 29, 2010

APR. 29TH 2010 (PART 1 : A~M)

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A~M +++

AGE "Inside Darkness" 7" EP - Dewa, 1997, Japan, 2 x insert, (DR-001) - $18

AGE "Exploding Insanity" 12" - P.A.S., 1999, Japan, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (P.A.S.-A) - $35

Acid Reflux "S/T" 7" EP - No Way, 2007, US, Ltd mailorder issue of 300 on clear yellow vinyl(out of 1000 total), 1st press w/ pink sleeve, Insert, New/Unplayed, (NW-12) - $5
Early '80s U.S. styled hardcore from NY, featuring a Limp Wrist member.

Acrostix "S/T" Demo Tape - Self, 2002, Japan, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 302), (No Cat. #) - $25

Aggressive Dogs "Dead Janky Girl" 7" EP - KPP, 1985, Japan, (KPP-003) - $25
Their 2nd 7" released on Kuro's label KPP Records. From Kyushu. This one is their best record in my opinion. Better than the 1st flexi, I think.

Aka "Gisouai" 7" flexi - Jisatsu Label, 1984, Japan, (GL-006ES) - $38
Another total ADK worship from the mid '80s. Released on Gas' Jisatsu Label which tried to focus on putting out the records by the lesser known bands at that time from non-major cities, such as this band, Nikudan, The Sexual, Confuse on the Jisatsu Omnibus. Don't miss this flexi out if you dig this particular style of '80s Japanese bands like Kikeiji, Masturbation, Sekinin-Tenka, The Sadist, Barigade or some of those darker soudning tunes by The Stalin.

Asylum "Out In The Streets" 7" EP - Trans, 1986, Japan, (Trans 14) - $10
This band had Zigyaku(Bastard/Judgement/Gudon) and Pill(Lip Cream) as the members on one of their later albums.

Ataque Frontal "S/T" 7" EP - New Wave, 1987, Peru, Original 1st press w/ full-color sleeve, Insert, (NW-025) - $45

Balzac "Isolation From No. 13" Picture 7" EP - HG Fact, 1996, Japan, Clear PVC sleeve, Insert, (HG-138) - $20

Barn Av Regnbuen "Det E'kje Nåkka Artig Længer" 7" EP - X-Port Plater, 1985, Norway, Poster sleeve & booklet insert, (X-005) - $68
Classic Norwegian HC. Rare 1st EP on the legendary X-Port Plater label.

Bayonettes, The "S/T" Demo CD-R - Self, 2004, Canada, (No Cat. #) - $8

Brain Death "Personal Affair" 7" EP - Selfish/Low-Brow, 1987, Japan, (AMI-7024/Plate-04) - $25
Split release by Selfish Records and Low-Brow(S.O.B.'s old label). Ultra-fast thrash HC that sounds very similar to the "Leave Me Alone"-era S.O.B., with The Comes like female vocals. Sounds like if Chitose did vocals for early S.O.B. Fucking killer.

C.F.D.L.(Crazy Fucked Up Daily Life) "Live Bootleg" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1992, Japan, 700 pressed, (Overthrow-004) - $28

C.T.S.(Chronic Thrash Syndrome) "Macabre" 7" EP - Underestimated, 2005, US, Ltd Chicago Fest edition of 50 copies, Hand #'d sleeve(# 08), Insert, (UER-33) - $5

Chaos "Chaos Maniac" CD - Bedrooms, 2003, Japan, (BRCD2005) - $10
Released two years prior to the "Revolution!" EP. Not as crucial sounding than the EP, but still good high-energy fast HC.

Chaos "Revolution!" 7" EP - Downer Recordings, 2005, Japan, 300 pressed, Stamped & # 'd poster sleeve(# 264), Logo stamped inner sleeve & label, (DOR-CH-001ep) - $35
Commented by Ishiya(Forward/Death Side) on the sleeve. Awesome, distorted noise HC from Oita, Kyushu. Distorted vocals and fuzzed-out guitars over the crashing HC tunes. Very limited and hard to find 1st EP by this long-running band. Sounds totally different from their past materials like the "Oita City HC" comp tracks on MCR. Although their songs aren't exactly in the noisecore vein, I'd recommended this EP to fans of any noisy distorted Japanese HC or early Disorder/Chaos U.K.

Colt Turkey "Christmas Sucks!" 7" EP - Crucial Response, 1990, Holland, New/Unplayed, (CRR 011) - $5
Post-Larm project band. Colt Turkey went onto become Manliftingbanner. Lightning fast Dutch hardcore with funny lyrics. Check it out if you like Larm.

Complete Exclude "Many Answer" 7" EP - MCR, 1996, Japan, 700 pressed, Poster sleeve, (MCR-096) - $8

Conclusion "Wasuresarareta kioku no zangai" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2003, Japan, (HG-168) - $8
Japcore meets U.K./Scandinavian dark metallic crust. Their 1st EP. They also had another EP out on Overthrow Records.

Confuse "Nuclear Addicts" 7" flexi - Violent Party/Blue Jug, 1984, Japan, Clear red flexi, (Violent Party EP 2) - $68

Confuse "Contempt For The Authority And Take Off The Lie" 7" EP - Confuse, 1985, Japan, (Confuse 5) - $58

Crocodile Skink "S/T" 7" EP - Asia, 1992, Japan, (Asia-006) - $28

Crude "S/T" 12" - Blood Sucker, 1998, Japan, Insert, (BSR-027) - $30
This is their long out-of-print 1st 12" with the red logo on front, includes two tracks "Will Understand In The Future" and "Without The Power, Can't Keep Anything".

Crude "Just Go Go Ahead" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2008, Japan, 1300 pressed on black, (HG-235) - $15

Crusty Hi Charge "Jya-Oh-Ryu-Ko" 7" EP - B.J.R., 1992, Japan, Oversized extra outer sleeve(VG), (B.J.R. Records 001) - $38
100% Burning Spirits styled, raging metallic Japcore in the vein of Death Side, Judgement, Bastard, Accomplice, Crude, Forward etc. Very rare and hard to find, self-released EP. Excellent band from Osaka.

D.O.F. "Bad Ass Ultra Man!!" 7" EP - Bigstone, 1989, Japan, (BSR-002) - $8
U.S. '80s influenced Japanese hardcore. Recommended for fans of SiC, F.V.K., Dread Yankees, Scumbag etc. Self-released 11 track EP. Gudon, SiC, Rose Rose, T.D.F., Genoa are listed on the thanks list.

D.S.B. "S/T" Demo Tape - Self, 1993, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $25

D.S.B. "Radical Sharp Shot" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1999, Japan, Insert, (Overthrow-024) - $20

Deadless Muss "860 Seconds Cooking" 7" EP - Selfish/Dynamite, 1987, Japan, Insert, (AMI-7014/DONDON-006) - $45
Legendary Shizuoka-city Japcore. Produced by Minoru from Lip Cream. Split release by Selfish Records and Lip Cream's Dynamite label.

Death Dust Extractor "First Demo 04/06/03" Demo Tape - Bad Smell(New Smell), 2003, Japan, Ltd to 200, w/ sticker, (No Cat. #) - $25

Death Side "Wasted Dream" LP - Selfish, 1989, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12036) - $125
Both vinyl and sleeve are in a superb condition! Very clean copy.

Descontrolados "S/T" CD - Latin Core/Resistencia, 200?, Ecuador, (LCR 006) - $5
Official discography CD by the first Ecuadorian punk band formed in '86. Contains the '88 demo and the "Piedad" EP.

Desperate Children "Chaos/Fuck Day/I Love Punk" 7" flexi - Joy Riders, 1986, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $48
Another unknown but killer '80s band from Kyushu. Not exactly in the "typical" noisecore style that came out of the Kyushu area, but still AWESOME noisy chaotic HC/Punk!!!! The first two songs sound kinda noisecore-ish and the last song is in The Swankys vein. Highly recommend for fans of early Swankys, Gai, Gess, Gedon, No Cut, Chaos CH, Dust Noise or early Disorder/Chaos UK. You know the drill. Very rare self-released flexi.

Dessert "Soul Searching" Picture LP - Ranch, 199?, Japan, Clear PVC sleeve, Tour flyer & insert, (Ranch-03/SEL-Six) - $45

Dessert "World Of Fantasy" 7" EP - Ranch, 1998, Japan, 1000 pressed, Clear vinyl w/ clear pink mixed, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 461), Insert, Flyer, New/Unplayed, (Ranch-01/SEL-One) - $28
The singer Ryuji used to be in the legendary bands Disarray, Bitousha and also this great obscure band Mino 5 with Chelsea(Deathside/Paintbox) and Katsuta(Tetsu-Arrey). The other Dessert members were/are in Sekinin-Tenka, Bloodberry(ex-G-Zet), Idiot Idolaters, Laughin' Nose, The Pogo, Kenzi & The Trips etc. As you can imagine from their background, these guys sure know what they're doing and you know what to expect from Dessert. 120% Burning Spirits style traditional metallic Japcore ala Death Side, Judgement, Crude, Nightmare, Warhead, Forward etc. Awesome throaty vocals as well. They did a great Disarray cover on the other release. This 4-track EP is a totally heavy-hitting smasher. The vinyl looks amazing, too. It's on a clear vinyl with some clear pink parts mixed. Comes in a glossy perforated package/sleeve(unopened).

Die You Bastard! "S/T" 7" EP - Handa Shoukai, 1999, Japan, (Handa Shoukai 05) - $28
Intensely fast and blasting thrash HC. Featuring the super drummer Iron-Fist Tatsushima(Crow, G.I.S.M., Scamp, The Magnets etc.) Totally raging and brutal shit! Hard to find.

Dirge "Scarred Forever" 12" - Crust War, 2006, UK, Japanese release, Booklet, (Crust War-029) - $5
Thrashy and dark '80s UK Anarcho hardcore/crust. The studio demo and live materials on vinyl. Really great obscure band.
Note: There's a scratch on the first track that makes some popping noise.

Discard "Death From Above" 7" EP - Jesus Kudd, 1990, Sweden, Orig. 1st press of 960 copies, (JKR 001) - $20

Disclose "Great Swedish Feast" 10" - Overthrow, 1995, Japan, 500 pressed, (Overthrow-013) - $45
All cover songs of the classic '80s Swedish bands incl. Anti-Cimex, Shitlickers, Bombanfall, S.O.D., Agoni, Crudity, Avskum, Absurd and Svart Parad. One of the hardest to find and most wanted Disclose records of all.

Disclose "4 Track E.P." 7" EP - Overthrow, 1997, Japan, (Overthrow-020) - $28

Discocks, The "Boot Boys Anthem" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1997, Japan, 700 pressed, (Overthrow-019) - $25

Disgrace "Life Give An Anguished Cry" 7" EP - Discrete, 1995, Japan, 500 pressed, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 388), Insert & label catalog flyer, (DIS-008) - $10

Dislike "Shock E.P." 7" EP - Pogo 77, 1997, Japan, 1st press w/ insert, (Pogo 7) - $25

Disrupt "Millions Die For Money Making" 7" EP - Boot, 1998, US, (No Cat. #) - $8
Originally released as the demo in '88. Old Swedish boot.

Disturb "For The Live" 7" EP - Discrete, 199?, Japan, 500 pressed, (DIS-015) - $25

Dødsdømt "Løgny" 7" EP - Against The Grain, 1992, Norway, Poster sleeve, insert & printed inner-bag sleeve, (ATG-0.5) - $10

Doku-Buta(Poison Pig) "Go! Go! People" 7" flexi - Self, 1985, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $38
Think of a cross between Aburadako, Kikeiji, and The Stalin. If you like these bands, you'll love Doku-Buta! Another unknown but awesome ADK/The Stalin worshipped hard punk here. They even stole part of The Stalin lyrics and used it in one of their songs called "Egoist". The band bio printed on the sleeve says Doku-Buta is ex-Byogentai. I wonder if it's the same Byogentai that the L.S.D. singer was in! Includes 7 tracks. Very rare!! Here's a review taken from an old MRR issue: "Translating as "Poison Pig," I expected a bit more weirdness than supplied, but this slab of plastic contains some neat tracks. They can do thrash, punk, proto-punk -- all with verve and gnarly-ass vocals and guitar. Reminds me a bit of early PERE UBU." ----- (Pere Ubu?! WTF...?)

Effigy "Evil Fragments" 12" - Dark Age, 1999, Japan, Insert, (Dark Age-001) - $45
Comes with a very rare insert. Most of copies didn't come with one and rarely seen for sale. I know for sure this 12" never originally released with insert and none of the regular copies sold at the shops didn't come with it. The band mostlikely included it only in the limited copies sold at their shows and/or via mailorder. Also, there are at least two different version of the insert exist. This is the one with the lyrics, contact address and a large photo of a bunch of soldiers wearing the gasmask.

Esperanza Viva "Inside Of People's Head" Demo Tape - Jugueto Disco, 2005, Japan, w/ patch, (JxDx 001) - $8

Evance "If Tomorrow..." 7" EP - Self, 1997, Japan, (Tomorrow 001) - $30
Self-released 1st EP on the band's own Tomorrow Records. Top-notch Burning Spirits style traditional Japcore like Judgement, Nightmare, Warhead, Forward, Crude, Bastard, Death Side etc. Done exactly in the way Japcore was meant to be. Fucking brilliant!!

Evance "Fucker! Fucker! Fucker!" 7" EP - Fast Nail, 1998, Japan, Insert, (NAIL-02) - $25
Rare 3rd EP on Fast Nail Records, the old label ran by Zigyaku(Judgement/Bastard/Gudon). It's one of the only three releases that was put out by this short-lived label. The other two are the Warhead and Forward EP's.

Excrement Of War "The Waste & The Greed" 7" EP - RTP(Ragged Trousered Philanthropists), 1991, UK, (7 RTP 1) - $18

Execute, The "The Antagonistic Shadow" LP - Selfish/13 Grave/XXX, 1988, Japan, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (BEL-12001/Grave-3301/XXX-12001) - $48

Exit Hippies "S/T" 7" EP - Paank Levyt, 2003, Japan, 700 pressed, (Paank-015) - $20
This is their long out-of-print 1st EP.

Expose "S/T" 7" EP - Self, 1997, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, (Expose Records-01/ECR-001) - $30
Total early Disorder/Chaos UK/Swankys/Gai worshipped noisecore. Distorted, fast, sloppy & chaotic! Fucking ace!!!

Exterminate "Find Out" 7" EP - MCR, 2003, Japan, 1100 pressed, Clear red vinyl, (MCR-180) - $8
Ripping Japcore from the Nagoya area. Featuring some of the Reality Crisis and Hazard members.

Extinct Government "No Justice" LP w/ "So What..." 7" EP - Overthrow, 1998, Japan, w/ mailorder-only ltd one-sided EP, Insert, (Overthrow-021/Overthrow-Not For Sale) - $48
Their 1st LP with an early line-up including Minoru(ex-Lip Cream/The Comes) on bass. Comes with a rare one-sided EP(w/ picture sleeve) with an exclusive/unreleased track.

Eyesore "S/T" Tape - Hardcore Survives, 2008, Japan, Ltd to 300, 1st edition w/ red obi, Pro-copied, (Tape-003) - $10

Final Bloodbath "S/T" 7" EP - Paank Levyt, 2003, Japan, Clear vinyl, (Paank-010) - $25

Final Bombs "Very Fragile Thing" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1997, Japan, (Overthrow-021) - $22
ex-Last Bomb. Long-running metallic Japcore band featuring Bear Bomb(ex-Ghoul) on guitar/vocals.

Final Bombs "Faint Hope" CD - Overthrow, 2004, Japan, Obi, w/ pin badge(mailorder-only), (Overthrow-035) - $15
Long out of print CD-only release. Commented by Kawakami(Disclose) on obi.

Final Count "S/T" 7" flexi - Self, 1987, Japan, Insert, Textured sleeve, (Final-01) - $35

Freedom "Last Revolution" 7" EP - AA, 1984, Japan, 1000 pressed, Poster sleeve, (AA-005) - $55

Friction "I Can Tell/Pistol" - Pass, 1980, Japan, (PAS-204) - $45
One of the most important bands in Japanese punk history among the other bands from the Tokyo Rockers era like Mirrors, Lizard, Mr. Kite, Boys Boys, Aunt Sally, SS, Ultra Bide etc. Rare 2nd EP on the legendary Pass Records. Both songs are good but especially the B-side track "Pistol" is an awesome loud punk rock tune.

Fucked Up "Generation"(Mix Tape Vol.1) Cassette - Self, 2005, Canada, Ltd to 500 copies, Insert, New/Unplayed, (No Cat. #) - $10
The insert says: A self-released tape-only project. A compilation of live, exclusive, rare and unreleased tracks from Fucked Up and FU-World bands.

G.I.S.M. "SoniCRIME TheRapy" CD - Beast Arts, 2001, Japan, Ltd 1st press w/ hard carton box package, No sticker, (LUV-514) - $75

G.I.S.M. "SoniCRIME TheRapy" CD - Beast Arts, 2001, Japan, 2nd press w/ slipcase package, (LUV-514) - $75

Gai "Extermination" 7" flexi - Violent Party/Blue Jug, 1985, Japan, (Violent Party E.P. 001) - $68

Gara "Manifest" 8" EP - Explosion/Vital Plant, 1985, Japan, Textured sleeve, (EXP-VPL121) - $25
One of my all-time favorite Japanese goth/darkwave bands from this era. Recommended for fans of the bands like Madame Edwarda, Phaidia, Auto-Mod, Sadie Sads, G-Schmitt etc. Very rare EP by this great band featuring the later Auto-Mod members.

Gas "The Day After" 7" flexi - Jisatsu Label, 1984, Japan, w/ "Why" newsletter insert, (GL-002ES) - $78
Just a few infos on the insert. Not all copies of this Gas flexi or any other Jisatsu Label releases came with the newsletter insert. As far as I know, only the mailorder copies did. This one is a nice, large size fold-out insert with the band photos, bio, label news etc.

Gas "Sweet Emotion" 12" - Jisatsu Label, 1985, Japan, w/ newsletter insert, (GL-007E) - $45
This one might be a little harder to find than their 2nd flexi and the split 8". Comes with a mailorder-only "Jisatsu Label Tsuushin(newsletter)" insert. Featuring Tatsu on guitars! One of the best Japanese Punk/HC guitarists who also played in Gastunk, Dead Cops, Nurse etc. Does anybody know that he actually played the guitars on all of the songs on the first Ghoul EP?

Gas "Reincarnation" LP - Captain, 1986, Japan, Insert, (CAP-0014-L) - $45
This LP was originally planned to be released as their 1st full length. However the band broke up before they finished recording the whole thing and it ended up being a compilation of the tracks from the split 8" with Nikudan('84, Jisatsu), "Sweet Emtion" 12"('85, Jisatsu) and the 4 new songs recorded just for this LP in '85. These 4 exclusive tracks are NOT included on the "1982-1986" discography LP/CD. Liner notes written by Narumi herself.

Gasatsu(Crime Fighter) "Rude Beat" 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, 1500 pressed, (ADK-19E) - $45
Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Records). 1st EP by this Tokyo based band that was on the "ADK Omnibus 2" the same year. The drummer also played in L.S.D.(on their 1st flexi) and another member was in Nira-Kodomo. Contains the 9 tracks(!!) of rough and speedy Punk/HC tunes.

Gastunk "Dead Song" LP - Více/Crown, 1985/86, Japan, Insert, (25EC-1010) - $38
This is the rarer Více Records pressing with white insert. Much harder to find than the more common Love Records pressing.

Gastunk "Mr. Gazime" 7" EP - Love, 1985, Japan, Insert, (SEX69-1) - $20

Gastunk "Wild Times(Live)" 7" flexi - Pusmort/Více, 1987, Japan, (AME-I) - $10
Originally came with the limited first press/mailorder copies of the "Under The Sun" LP(Pusmort) that's sold in Japan. Rare to find a complete copy with the bonus flexi. Some copies of this flexi were also sold at their shows.

Gastunk "Gastunk Box 1983-1988" 2 x CD Box Set - Love, 1988/91, Japan, Hard carton box package, Booklet, (Love Records GT-001~002) - $45
Originally released as the limited vinyl + VHS box set that was sold only at their last show in '88. This is the super-rare double CD set reissue in a hard carton box package(the same style of the box package that the GISM SoniCrime 1st press CD comes in), and is actually even harder to find than the original vinyl box set. Contains the "Mr. Gazime" EP, "Geronimo" EP, "To Fans" EP, "Three Sex X'mas" 3 x EP + flexi set, and "The Vanishing Signs" 12". Contains 21 songs in total.

Gayrilla Biscuits "Hung Queens Can Suck It" 7" EP - Buddyhead, 2006, US, 500 pressed, Pink vinyl, (Buddyhead 19) - $10

Gendou-Missile "Attarimeeyo" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1986, Japan, (NRR-E012) - $20
Really cool, hard drivin' Japanese punk with gruff vocals! This is a very good EP and is possibly the best work done by this band in my opinion. Cool yakuza-ish lyrics as well. This is probably the least known Hold Up/Noise Room release outside of Japan. Max from Ghoul is listed on the Special Thanks list. Gendou Missile used to play with both Japcore style and punk rock bands in the mid '80s.

Genoa "We Got A Bomb" 7" flexi - Strange, 1990, Japan, (TLIS-01) - $5

Genoli "No Identity" 7" EP - Self, 198?, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $20
Aburadako influenced twisted punk from Tokyo. Quite obscure stuff. The only ever release by this band.

Geshpenst "Just Keep This Fighting" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1995, Japan, (HG-044) - $30 (Sold)
Produced by Chelsea(Death Side/Paintbox). Burning Spirits styled traditional Japcore. Think of the bands like Accomplice, Death Side, Foward, Tetsu-Arrey, Warhead etc. Great metallic guitar riffs, pissed-off vocals and huge mohawks...

Gewalt "Osozaki Kuruizaki" Picture 7" EP - Nippon Koukaku Ongen, 199?, Japan, Fold-out insert, Clear PVC sleeve, (NKO-1) - $38
Excellent band!!!! This EP destroys!!!! Heavy and fast, traditional metallic Japcore style that's very similar to those "Burning Spririts" style bands like Death Side, Judgement, Bastard, Nightmare or Warhead... but! Gewalt played their songs waaaaaayyyyyy faster and heavier than any of those classic bands!!!!(and possibly even better than some of them...) Think of that good ol' traditional Japcore, the style wise, plus the "5x speed", "violent guitar riffs" and "ultra pissed-off vocals". Yes, the vocals are SICK!! I'd also say that the late Ghoul or Rapes sound mixed in their songs. The Gewalt singer used to be in a band called D.D.S. that often played gigs in Kansai area with Rapes, Dilenma, Nightmare, Warhead, City Indian etc. This EP simply fucking destroys... Something like the new Gauze LP is nothing comparing to this absolute smasher. Very hard to find, self-released 6-track EP. Cool artwork on a thick, high-quality picture disc.

Ghoul "Carry Out Fucking" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1984, Japan, Photo booklet, Poster sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $65
Legendary 1st EP by this classic Japanese HC band. A very little known fact that Tatsu(Gastunk/Dead Cops/Gas/Nurse) played the guitars on all of the songs on this EP for some unknown reason, although Max is credited as a guitarist. No actual catalog number stated anywhere on this release, but it should be "NRR-E002".

Googol Plex "Nail A Lie To The Counter" CD - Self, 200?, Japan, 1st press w/ sticker, Bonus live video track, Obi, (GGP-001) - $15

Grent(紅蓮十) "Ganjigarame" 7" EP - Dan-Doh/Think Twice, 1997, Japan, Insert, (Dan-Doh 011/T.T.-03) - $20
Like The Stalin/Kikeiji/ADK punk meets female-fronted Japcore ala The Comes!!!! All-girl band from Tokyo that I don't think existed for that long. Man, they sure sound like if they were from the mid '80s. Not only the music is great, but also the sleeve artwork, band name, collage photos(back sleeve), hand-written lyrics and everything! (plus, recorded at Our House, ofcourse. Haha...) Perfect. Chelsea is listed on the thanks list. Grent often played shows with the Tokyo-based "Burning Spirits" type Japcore bands like Accomplice, Paintbox, Geshpenst, Forward, and also this another killer all-girl HC band called Yumefuda. Both this Grent 7" and the Yumefuda 7" are probably some of my favorite '90s releases.

Griffin FZ "Retaliation" 7" flexi - Self, 1989, Japan, (Otoko-001) - $65
Pre-Zone!! Obscure Shizuoka-city Japcore band. This flexi is extremely rare and hard to come by. The only ever release by them besides a great split demo with Exdead. Heavy-hitting, speedy and metallic Japcore in the tradition of those great '80s Shizuoka-city bands(Deadless Muss, So What, Rustler, Innocents etc.)

Guillotine Terror "No God" 7" EP - Battle Planning, 1991, Japan, Insert, (BP 91-01) - $18

HCP(Hard Core Poznan) "Anti Drugs" 7" EP - Resistance Productions/International Hardcore Movement, 1989, Poland, 1000 pressed, Hand #'d poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (RIP 027) - $20
Fucking killer band!!! Pre-Apatia. Definitely one of my favorite '80s Polish HC records. Ultra-raw, noisy and brutal HC with intensely distorted guitar like early Brazilian or Finnish bands. This should appeal not only to Polish HC fans, but also to those who dig any Scandinavian, Italian, Brazilian and Japanese HC/Crust as well!! Man, this is seriously some powerful ripping shit!! Released on a Swiss label. Unplayed old stock copy of this rare obscure EP.

Headwasher "Guinea Pig" 7" flexi - Satsugai Enka Vinyl, 1989, Japan, (ONO-444) - $35
Distorted and violent sounding noisecore smasher here. Featuring Crazy SKB from Kyoaku Kyojindan on guitar. Headwasher was his short-lived side project band. Totally noisy and intense shit! They also had The Stalin-like chaotic live shows!! Brutal as fuck, gruff vocals over the distorted noise HC craziness. Like a mix of the Kyojinbyo flexi and noisecore. They had the two bass players(WTF?). Early record release by this long-running cult HC label by Crazy SKB. Incl. 5 tracks with the titles like "Mad Love Song", "Pleasure of Blood" etc. and has a crazy cover artwork, too. Another good obscure '80s Japanese HC flexi that's worth checking out.

Heartwork "S/T" 7" EP - Dewa/Cadmium Sick, 2002, Japan, (DR-007) - $3

Hellhammer "Triumph Of Death" CD - ????, 199?, Switzerland, Slipcase package, (No Cat. #) - $12
Contains the "Triumph Of Death" demo '83(13 tracks) plus 4 bonus tracks off the "Death Fiend" demo '83.

Hellkrusher "Dying For Who" 7" EP - Tribal War, 1992, UK, (No Cat. #) - $6

Homostupids "The Glow" 7" EP - My Mind's Eye, 2006, US, 500 pressed, Orig. 1st press on pink marbled vinyl, New/Unplayed, (MME 003) - $8
Lo-fi primitive hardcore from Cleveland, feat. the singer Steve from 9 Shocks Terror.

Innocents "Masho" 7" EP - D.I.S., 1989, Japan, Insert, (D.I.S.-004) - $55
ex-Deadless Muss. One of the best Shizuoka city Japcore bands among with So What, Rustler, Deadless Muss, Griffin FZ(pre-Zone), Mental etc. Rare and hard to find 8-track EP on Deadless Muss' label D.I.S. Records.

Insect Powder "Rip Van Win-Kle" 7" flexi - Chicken Shit, 1985, Japan, (CS-3) - $35
Greeeeeaaaaaat!! Another fine obscure band from Sendai city, where a bunch of good '80s bands like Disarray, Sekinin Tenka, Rebel, Bitousha, Idiot Idolaters, Lance Lot, Dead Person were from. Rare release on Disarray's Chicken Shit Records. Speedy, tight and metallic Japcore with really awesome drivin' guitar that stands out. Good gruff vocals, ofcourse. Their songs also got some very catchy parts as well. Totally original style. Don't be fooled by the silly band name and title.

Johns Town Aloha "Bloody Ravens Wander" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2008, Japan, 1000 pressed, 2 x flyer, (HG-240) - $12
6 tracks of totally Kyushu noisecore worshipped madness with THAT distorted and fuzzed-out noise guitar sound ala Confuse, Gai, Sieg Heil, or Gess. Apparently some of those ex-Exclaim and Breakfast guys turned into the "nuclear-addicted" noise monsters... Sold out very quickly in Japan. What the fuck does "Johns Town Aloha" mean anyway?!

Judgement "No Reason Why" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1996, Japan, Insert, (HG-071) - $48

Judgement "Haunt In The Dark" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1997, Japan, Gatefold sleeve, (HG-085) - $45

Judgement "Night Brings" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1998, Japan, Insert, (HG-102) - $40

Junk Schizo "Crime of Existence" 7" EP - AA, 1984, Japan, Poster sleeve, (AA-010) - $20

Kuro "Revival Of Death" 7" EP - Kings World, 1996, 666 pressed, (KWAP-001) - $38
Contains the 4 killer tracks exclusive to this release, incl. the previously unreleased songs "Black Empire" and "Hell Dive" plus the re-recorded studio and live version of their classic tune "No More No". These tracks sound so damn aggressive and violent, the way Kuro should be!! Recorded in 1996 when they got back together for a short period. There was a plan on releasing the album but it never happened. This EP is much better than the "Fire" EP in my opinion. One time only limited pressing of 666 copies. Top-notch release by these Japanese HC legends!!!

Kyaah "Slapdash" 7" EP - AA, 1985, Japan, Die-cut sleeve, Insert & sticker, (AA-011) - $38
Great 2nd EP by one of the most well known all-female punk bands in Japan. Their later releases sound poppier and aren't that exciting but the first two EP's are awesome! What you get on this EP is speedy and high-energy punk that's similar to the Nurse flexi, Typhus '80 demo(w/ female vox), or Chu-Doku flexi. Guest chorus by the members from Lip Cream, Bloodberry, and Laughin' Nose. Kyaah used to play gigs often with Nurse, Gas and The Comes. The interesting thing is that when they changed the singer prior to this EP release, Chitose(The Comes) was gonna join the band however it never happened(too bad!). Complete copy with an insert and a red sticker which is actually part of the sleeve design(a sticker appears thru the die-cut window).

Kyojinbyo "Black Current Hard Coar" 7" flexi - Museum, 1987, Japan, Stamped & numbered sleeve, (HC-87931) - $45

Kyojinbyo "Fukkatsu" 7" EP - Museum, 1987, Japan, (HC-900106) - $30

L.O.X. "Shake Hand" CD - S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet, 1990, Japan, Obi, (SS-006) - $25
"L.O.X." stands for Lip Cream, Orange, and X. The project band by Naoki(Lip Cream), Act(Orange) and Yoshiki(X). Originally called Masami & L.O.X., with the Ghoul singer Masami on vocals. Their official '88 live recording with him is included on the rare Masami 3CD & 7" box set on Sunshine Sherbet. He obviously hasn't done anything with L.O.X. afterwards as he was in a coma since '89 til his death in '92. They were such an unique project that featured several different Japcore singers doing vocals for them both live and studio. There's a kick-ass boot live video with Tokurow(Bastard/Judgement) singing for them exists. On this 7-track CD, the each song has a different singer(except Toshi on the 2 songs). The main vocalists are Ishiya(Death Side), Butaman(Tetsu-Arrey), Toshi(X), Ranko(The Continental Kids/Sperma), Koh Ito(Fools), and even Naoki sings on an entire song! Yes, Naoki from Lip Cream doing vocals & guitars! Mix of wide variety of music style from hardcore, punk, metal, thrash to rock'n'roll. It's the only ever release by them and is on a great label S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet that also put out the Tetsu-Arrey 1st LP/CD, The Gaia 1st CD, Nickey & The Warriors 12", The Continental Kids LP's etc. Here's some more useless(?) infos for few obsessive collectors out there. The label was ran by the same dude from Ducasse Label(Kikeiji, Real EP's etc.) and Wechselbalg Records, who also runs I.D.N.(Inner Directs/I.D. Japan) which is a large distributor that has a HUGE tie to Sakevi, and exclusively distributes the G.I.S.M./Beast Arts releases. If you're bored, take a look at the credits on your Beast Arts or OK Records, Ducasse stuff.

L.S.D. "Destroy" 7" flexi - ADK, 1983, Japan, 2nd press w/ different sleeve artwork, (ADK-07S) - $90

L.S.D. "Jast Last" 7" EP - LSD Record Company, 1986, Japan, (LP-0523) - $110

Last Survivors, The "Dead and Reborn..." 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 2005, Japan, 700 pressed, New/Unplayed, (Dan-Doh 071) - $20

Laukaus "Ollan Punk Nuorisoo..." 12" - Putrid Filth Conspiracy, 2004, Japan, Insert, New/Unplayed, (PFC-039) - $25

Lebenden Toten "Death Culture Deprivation" 8" EP - Overthrow/Lebenden Toten, 2007, US, 400 pressed, Ltd Japan-only edition on clear vinyl & lyrics translation printed on poster sleeve, w/ pin badge(mailorder-only), New/Unplayed, (Overthrow-42/LTR-004) - $30

Less Haze "Break The Law" 7" EP - Skull, 1991, Japan, (Skull-01) - $8
Straight-forward fast Japcore in the similar style as DonDon, Gil, Outo and some of the late '80s Selfish Records stuff. Self-released 1st EP.

Liberate "Worth Of Living" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1994, Japan, Sleeve artwork misprinted sideways(1st press), Insert, (BSR-015) - $10
Long out of print 1st EP by this Japcore band featuring ex-Acid/Macrofarge singer. Early Bloodsucker release.

Liberate "Worth Of Living" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1994, Japan, Insert, (EX+/VG), (BSR-015) - $7

Life "The World Lies Across Them" LP - Punk Bastard, 1999, Japan, 500 pressed, (PB-002) - $45
Note: There's a small(approx 1") damage/creases at the top left corner of the sleeve. No major damage.

Life "The Master of Darkness" 7" EP - Punk Bastard, 2001, Japan, 300(or 500?) pressed, (Punk Bastard-003) - $38

Lip Cream "Kill Ugly Pop!" LP - Captain/Dynamite, 1985, Japan, Poster insert, (CAP-0016-L/DONDON-002) - $68

Lip Cream "Close To The Edge" LP - Selfish/Dynamite, 1988, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12027/DONDON-007) - $68

Lydia Cats "We Don't Care What You Say!" 7" flexi - Kings World, 1987, Japan, Poster sleeve, (K.K. 003 L.C.) - $18
ex-Gess!! Late Swankys influenced '80s punk from Kyushu. Gess changed the name to Lydia Cats in '86 and put out the 1st EP on Kuro's KPP Records. Super catchy, melodic and fun punk rock. Early Kings World Records release. Nice fold-out poster sleeve with cool design, photos and Kings World release ads.

Maniac "Killing For Pleasure" 7" EP - Rentaracket, 1984, UK, Booklet, (RKT 1) - $35

Masturbation "Shinigao" 7" flexi - Abnormal, 1984, Japan, (Abnormal P-01) - $65
Produced and engineered by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Records). The self-released 2nd 7" featuring their best line-up with Tatsuya(The Stalin, The Star Club, Warriors, BJC etc.) and Tatsushi(Kikeiji).

Merrygoround "No War/Go To Hell" 7" flexi - Merry, 1986, Japan, Clear red flexi, (Merryru-002) - $20

Motor-Vation, The "Not For Sale" 7" flexi - Self, 1987, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $7
'80s Japanese styled punk rock ala The Star Club etc. Completely unknown band...

Mass Genocide "S/T" 7" EP - Blurred, 1998, Japan, Clear blue vinyl, (Blurred-019) - $5

Maus "If I Find An Alien, I Follow Him And Beat Him Up!" 7" EP - Kings World, 1997, Japan, 1000 pressed, (KWSP-003) - $20 The only ever record release by one of Watch(ex-Gai/Swankys)'s post-Swankys bands playing cowpunk!!(his other bands being Space Invaders, F.B.I./Future Blast Israel, Disco Disco etc.) Yes, I guess the music genre wise it's considered what people call cowpunk. Remember The Dead Milkmen from the '80s?! "Punk Rock Girl"?! Well, who wouldn't remember such a hilarious punk rock song/music video. Ok, about this unknown band Maus, think of Watch doing the vocals for The Dead Milkmen, with The Swankys style snotty vocal style. I mean the vocal style you hear on this EP sounds just like The Swankys, and the music is very similar to The Dead Milkmen's(that particular vocal style matches the tunes so much, actually!) I first bought my own copy of this EP when it came out back in '97 without even knowing what they sound like, just because it was Watch's new band(and ofcourse loved the title, too). When I first listened to it, I was like "Holy shit, The Dead Milkmen!" and liked the whole EP a lot. Not so hard to imagine Watch getting into cowpunk at some point after The Swankys broke up, since knowing he's been always into comical/humorous/joke-ish punk rock. I wouldn't recommend this one unless you like The Dead Milkmen or cowpunk style in general(or at least Watch's vocal style). But if you do, this is the perfect record to check out. You really don't see this EP for sale often nowadays in Japan or elsewhere. This is the first used copy I've seen there in the past 15 years or so. Also, not so many Swankys fans outside of the Kyushu area know this band or record even existed. They did play a few shows, but only locally. Oh, and not to forget to mention that according to an old KWR ad, Maus also had another ex-Swankys member. I think either Loods or TV, can't remember well coz I always get confused by those odd nicknames of the Kyushu punk bands' members.

APR. 29TH 2010 (PART 2 : N~Z)

N~Z +++

Narcosis "S/T" CD - Self, 2000, Peru, (No Cat. #) - $12
Early obscure Peruvian HC/Punk circa '85. One of the first Peruvian HC bands among some others like Ataque Frontal(Guerrilla Urbana), Leusemia, Autopsia(pre-Gx3) etc. Contains the "Primera Dosis" 18-track demo tape('85) and various unreleased live/studio stuff including the Sociedad Anónima(pre-Narcosis) material as well. Ultra-raw and primitive sounding HC/Punk that's comparable to Lixomania, early Cólera, Gx3 etc. I don't think this CD is available anywhere in the U.S. It's probably out of print, too.

Nausea "Extinct Demo" 7" EP - Boot, 199?, US, Blue vinyl, Sleeve version #1 of 3, (No Cat. #) - $8

New Walls "S/T" 8" flexi - Line, 1984, Japan, (Line-002) - $25
Like the harder version of Nickey & The Warriors. Great rockin' hard punk rock with really cool female volcals! Featuring ex-members of Poisonous Cross Gibbet and Headless. The vocal style reminds me of Chitose from The Comes. Rare obscure release on Line Records(New Walls' label) that also put out the Rose Rose flexi, PCG flexi etc.

Nightmare "Be Put To Urge Rise In Yourself" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1995, Japan, (BSR-016) - $25

No Lip "S/T" 7" EP - T.P.C.(Tokyo Punks Club), 1986, Japan, Insert, (TPC-1103) - $20
ADK Records styled, dark and fast-pased metallic punk! Roger from Dead Cops/SiC was in this band. Appeared on various foreign and domestic comp's. Released on the same label that also put out the Corruption Of Peace LP, Masami(Ghoul) EP, Warriors EP etc. Thought I'd waste a bit of my time again and go on writing some interesting(?) episode regarding this lesser-known Tokyo-based label(with a criminally embarrassing name...) coz probably not so many people know about it. This label was ran by a dude from the legendary punk shop called "Jim's Inn" and Sakevi's Beast Arts was originally part of T.P.C. Records(they used the same contact address) The "M.A.N." LP was planned to be released on T.P.C., however it ended up being the first Beast Arts release as Sakevi decided to establish his own label in the last minutes, although the LP was already advertised in the T.P.C. release ads.

No Value "2002/6/8 @ Cymbaline" Tape - Bad Smell(New Smell), 2003, Japan, Ltd. to 200 copies, w/ sticker, (No Cat. #) - $12

Non Fiktion Noiz "¡Contaminación Mundial!" 7" EP - SouthKore, 2004, US, 500 pressed, Insert, (SK 001) - $3
Awesome raging pissed-off hardcore from Chicago, in the vein of Los Crudos and Sin Orden. Brutal shit.

Notoken "Resiste Juan Resiste..." 7" EP - Chivolo Discos, 1997, Ecuador, Oversized sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $15
Long-running Ecuadorian raw HC band. Known for their split tape release with C.F.D.L.

Nubile "S/T" 7" flexi - ADK, 1983, Japan, 1000 pressed, (ADK 04S) - $30
ex-Typhus singer Ken Tanami on vacals. He was the singer on the Typhus "Live Take" tape. Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Records).

Order "Taep'o-Dong" LP - HG Fact, 2002, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, (HG-158) - $58
Excellent 1st full-length album. This one is way better than their recent 7"s in my opinion. The vinyls were limited to only 500 copies. Hard to find!

Order "Saru" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2007, Japan, 1500 pressed, (HG-213) - $15

Outo "No Way Out" 7" EP - Selfish, 1988, Japan, Insert, (AMI-7033) - $35

P.C.G.(Poisonous Cross Gibbet) "Last Sheet" 7" flexi - Line, 1984, Japan, (Line-003) - $28

Poison Arts "One Hundred Dragon" CD - Captain/Gong, 1989, Japan, Obi, (GONG-6010-CD) - $35
Their 2nd album(CD-only release) on Captain Records that came out several months after the "Kick Rock" LP. Just an additional note: Poison decided to change the name during the recording of the 1st LP(so, technically it's a Poison Arts release) only because they thought having the same name as the hair metal band sucks. According to the band member, Poison and Poison Arts are considered the same band just with different names/line-up.

Pretty "Neo Damaging Noise III" CD - Fuck The System, 2006, Japan, Obi, (FSR-003) - $10

Rabid "Total Chaotic Attack" Cassette - E.A.S.T. Peace, 2001, Japan, Ltd. to 500 copies, Pro-copied blue cassette, (EPCA-001) - $28
'80s Swedish HC style ala S.O.D., Disarm, Absurd meets distorted Kyushu noisecore!!! The only release ever(and it's very rare) by this killer short-lived band from Kyushu. Wish they've released at least one record! Noisy and chaotic HC attack like the title says, cool artwork and excellent production. Perfect!!!

Raise Cain "Return To Many Shocks And Panic..." 7" EP - Self, 1989, Japan, Original 1st press, Insert, (RC-001) - $40
Very rare '89 original self-released pressing with full-color original artwork(glossy pocket sleeve) and insert, not the later German reissue on Amok Records from the early '90s. This original one almost never pops up for sale... Excellent traditional Japcore in the vein of Nightmare, Bandit, Crück, Death Side, Warhead etc.

Rap "Wrap" 7" EP - Dogma, 1985, Japan, (DOG-9) - $10
All-female Japanese punk. Very well known band in Japan. The drummer Misa later played in Last Bomb/Final Bombs. Check out their cool live videos:

Rap "Rapout" 7" EP - Dogma, 1986, Japan, (DOG-11) - $10

Rapes "Final Collection" CD - Alchemy, 1991, Japan, (ARCD-037) - $40
Very, very rare CD-only release. Loooooong out of print. This is their 1st full-length album. The title sounds like it's some kind of a compilation stuff, but it's not. Totally killer shit for fans of Zouo, Ghoul, G.I.S.M., Mobs, A.T.-Det, Demolition, Gewalt, Dilenma.... and what else?

Razors Edge "Thrash March" 7" EP - Booz, 1998, Japan, 1000 pressed, Original Japanese press on clear red vinyl w/ red sleeve, (BOOZ-003) - $10

Razz, The "The Great Punk Rock Storm" 8" flexi - Self, 1984, Japan, (1984-001) - $28

Re Zist "Shelter Skelter" 7" flexi - Half Alive, 1986, Japan, (HAR-001) - $38
Great metallic HC!!! Rare 1st flexi by one of my favorite obscure '80s Japanese bands. This band later turned into more like ADK styled dark punk on their 2nd EP('87), but what you get on this flexi is straight-forward fast Japanese HC. All the releases on Half Alive Records are good!!(Jyuden-Souchi, Gazize etc.)

Real "Real 4" 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, 2 x booklet, (ADK-20E) - $38
Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Records). I like most of the Real releases, but this 7" and the 8" on Ducasse label are their best in my opinion. Solid and hard sounding punk with sharp guitar. Probably one of the most overlooked, yet harder to find ADK releases. Never seen it for sale elsewhere outside of Japan. Real was one of the very few ultra-political activist bands in Japan among the others with the similiar political stances(anti-emperor, anti-war, animal rights) like Theze, The Ballad, Nué, HDW, Hellnation etc. I remember some of them getting arrested in the chaos of the riot when the Showa Emperor died(X-day) in '89. This copy comes with the two East Asia Anti-Japanese Armed Front booklet inserts(not all copies came with them).

Refuse "Punk Save The World???" 7" EP - Beer City, 2001, Japan, 500 pressed, (Beer City Records-01) - $30
Lo-fi noisecore. Includes a Gai/The Swankys cover song "Little Star". The center labels say "Beer Cider Noise!!!!!". 6 tracks includes the song titles like "Noise Never Die!", "The Fuck Song" etc. Self-released on the band's own Beer City label(not to be confused with the U.S. label with the same name).

Result "I Can Go Die" 7" EP - MCR, 1997, Japan, Insert, (MCR-109) - $35

Resurrection "S/T" 7" flexi - ADK, 1985, Japan, New/Unplayed, (ADK-23S) - $20
Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Records). Had ex-member(s) of Hentai Club, which is the pre-Aburadako band with Paruo from Sha-London/Sex Imagination Drugs/Incest Records.

Rinjyu-Zange "Who's The Founder?" 7" EP - Adventure Family/Nouzui, 1988, Japan, (AFR-008) - $25
Drivin' fast Japcore with a slight metallic touch. Comparable to Googol Plex, Chicken Bowels, Brain Death, DonDon, Systematic Death or Mad Conflux. They also had a good split EP with Disclaim. Split release by Adventure Family and DonDon singer's Nouzui Records. Cloudy(Front Guerrilla/Last Bomb/G.I.S.M.) is listed on the thanks list.

Rise From The Dead "Haraguro" 7" flexi - Bron, 1990, Japan, w/ sticker, New/Unplayed, (Bron RFD-1/GIGA-1) - $18
Original/early line-up featuring the ex-members of Crow, Outo, Chicken Bowels and S.O.B. This is their best work in my opinion. Their later releases kinda suck.

Robbing The Cradle "Blue Note/Echoes" 7" EP - Battle Company, 198?, Japan, New/Unplayed, (FEI-8032S) - $10
Obscure KBD style, wavey and rockin' punk from Kyushu. Rare self-released 1st EP. ex-Sheena & The Rokkets!

Rocky & The Sweden "Hardcore Grass Hoppers" 7" EP - Nat, 1997, Insert, (NAT-011) - $20
Long out-of-print 1st EP by this rockin' Japanese HC band with ex-members of Bastard, Systematic Death, Headless, Idora, and Crisis Kill.

Rustler, The "S/T" 7" flexi - D.I.S., 1988, Japan, Insert, (D.I.S.-005) - $25
One of the best Shizuoka city Japcore bands among with So What, Innocents, Deadless Muss, Griffin FZ(pre-Zone), Mental etc. Rustler had a split EP with So What. Very rare 1st flexi on Deadless Muss' D.I.S. label. 10 tracks!!
Note: Unfortunately, the flexi is bent and skips once or twice during the song. Arm pitch adjustment might help on some turntable, but I can't guarantee and thus priced low(selling it for my cost). The sleeve and insert are in very nice shape, perfect for upgrading your copy though.

S.D.S. "Live In Automatic Country" Tape - E.A.S.T. Peace, 1999(?), Japan, Pro-copied, (Sore Core MT002) - $25

SS-20 "I Never Change The Life" 7" EP - Self, 1993, Japan, 300 pressed, New/Unplayed, (No Cat. #) - $30
Yes, this is SS-20 from Japan, not those other bands with the same name from Mexico, Poland, Italy or France. They've existed from '87 and probably broke up not too long after this release which is the only record they've ever done as far as I know. Awesome solid sounding Japanese hard punk in the vein of The Stalin("Stop Jap" era), with a bit of ADK touch. Sounds very similar to The Stalin, actually. The songs are pretty catchy yet hard and strong. The chorus parts on the song like "Kill or Killed" and the title track are so damn good! The guitar riffs sound so shorp. Fucking brilliant. I love this style. Man, it was released in the early '90s but all the songs totally sound like if they were from the mid '80s. Could easily be on ADK or City Rocker Records if this came out back then. This 7" was self-released by the band themselves and sold only at their shows and an old shop in Kanagawa that one of the band members worked at. That makes it nearly impossible to find after 16 years of its release. Some copies came with a release show flyer says "This EP is our final warning. Strictly limited to 300 copies only, sold at our future shows & mailorder. No repress!"(in Japanese).

2nd Degree "S/T" 7" EP - Self, 2004, Japan, 500 pressed, (No Cat. #) - $7
The Bristles, The Last Survivors, Persevere, '82 U.K.(No Future/Riot City) styled Japanese HC/Punk. Their 2nd EP and CD are out on HG Fucked.

Shoichi Miyazawa "Kiristo wa umagoya de umareta" 7" flexi - Political, 1981, Japan, (MIG-2502) - $90
Mega-rare release on the legendary Political Records by Michiro Endo(The Stalin). This one is actually much rarer than any of the other Political releases(The Stalin & Typhus), however it's quite unknown and obscure comparing to the others such as the "Trash" LP or Typhus flexi. For the serious, die-hard collector of Japanese punk or The Stalin. Produced by Michiro and he also plays a guitar and drums on this flexi.

Sicilian Blood "Violent Storm" 7" EP - Nouzui/Adventure Family, 1988, Japan, (NR-00?E/AFR-07) - $28
Straight-forward fast Japcore ala Lip Cream, Outo, Gauze etc. Late '80s Selfish Records style.

Skitsystem "Profithysteri" 7" EP - Distortion, 1995, Sweden, (DISTEP 23) - $12

Smash Your Face "Loose Times, Light Times" 7" EP - Prank/Ride On, 1998, Japan, (Prank-029) - $3
"dirty, nasty, fuckin' high energy" mixture of early LA punk (ala Germs, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, The Dwarves, and The Stooges) and early Japanese hardcore such as Lip Cream.

So What "Murder" 7" EP - Selfish/Dynamite, 1991, Japan, Insert, (EX-/VG), (AMI-7043/DON DON-009) - $38
Legendary Shizuoka-city Japcore. Produced by Minoru from Lip Cream. Split release by Selfish Records and Lip Cream's Dynamite label.

Sodom "S/T" 7" flexi - Trans, 1985, Japan, Gig freebie, (Trans-01) - $35

Sqwad "Set Free Me Out" 7" flexi - Slice, 1989, Japan, Poster sleeve & insert, (No Cat. #) - $25
The reformed Ghoul(a.k.a. Ghoul II) changed the name to Sqwad in '89. All the members except a bassist are from the last Ghoul line-up(on the "Game Of Death" comp.) Late Ghoul styled, dark and metallic HC. Released on Poison Arts' label Slice Records.

Stalin, The "Stop Jap" LP - Climax/Tokuma, 1982, Japan, 2nd press, Orig. sticker on sleeve, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (CMC-2505S) - $40
This is the rare 2nd press on black vinyl that's harder to find than the red vinyl 1st press copies which seem to be more common.

Stalin, The "Romantist/Light My Fire" 7" EP - Climax/Tokuma, 1982, Japan, (CMA-2030) - $35
Classic 3rd 7" with their most well-known song "Romantist"(a.k.a. "Romanchisto" or "Romanticist"). Includes a B-side track that's not on the LP's. The best live photo of Michiro on the front cover.

Stalin, The "Allergy/No Fun" 7" - Climax/Tokuma, 1982, Japan, (CMA-2033) - $25
The killer classic tunes on this EP. Includes a B-side track that's not on the LP's.

Stalin, The "Stalinism" 12" - Independent/B.Q., 1987, Japan, Insert, (Independent 009ML) - $35
Official collection of their early classics. Compiles the "Dendou-Kokeshi" 1st flexi(Political, 1980), "Stalinism" EP(Political, '81), "Vacuum" mailorder-only bonus flexi for the "Fish Inn" LP(B.Q., '84), "Chicken Farm Chicken" off the "Welcome To 1984" comp LP(MRR, '84).
Note: There's a scratch that doesn't affect playing.

Stalin, The "Dendou Kokeshi/Niku" 7" flexi - SS Recordings, 2005, Japan, Clear red flexi, Insert, (SS-5001) - $25
Limited official reissue of the 1st flexi, originally released on Political Records in '80. The original price of this reissue was 1500 Yen...ouch.

(Stalin, The) Ing,o! No.4 - Zine & The Stalin 7" flexi - Political Project, 1984, Japan, A4 size, 31 pages, (ING-004) - $75
Mega-rare infamous zine published by The Stalin singer Michiro Endo and his Political Project(Records). Complete with the "Dendou Kokeshi/Tempura Rock" flexi!!! The flexi has a picture sleeve insert. This is "The Stalin Special" issue w/ photos, centerfold poster, interview, "Vietnam Legend" full-page ad, MRR reprint etc. Very rare to find The Stalin photo(centerfold poster) with their early '84 line-up incl. Michiro, Jun Bleed(The Willard), Teruya Ogata and Jun Inui. Perhaps this is the only one ever appeared in the zine. Large A4 size, thick pages.

Star Club, The "Anoko ni hitomebore" 7" flexi - Club The Star, 1984, Japan, Gig freebie, (The Star Club No.7/CSR 005) - $35
Mega-rare gig freebie-only flexi! One of the hardest to find and most sought-after S.C. releases of all. Contains a killer, fast and hard drivin' punk title track tune which was actually the very first song that was ever written by them right after the band was formed, however has never been officially recorded until 1984(Except the live version of this song appeared on the "Go To Hell" acetate 7" that they've pressed less than 5 copies in 1977.) Although this studio track isn't available on any of their other records, it's one of the most well known and loved S.C. tunes to their older fans. The flexi was given away free to fans only at one show at Loft in 1984(Says "Not For Sale" printed on it). Some online resources say that it was the first flexi to be given away through their "Cosa Nostra" fan club(existed '85~'90), but that's a wrong info.

State "No Illusions" 7" EP - Reagan Era HC, 2001, US, Insert - $3 Originally self-released on Statement Records in '83.

Suicide "S/T" 7" flexi - Bizarre, 1984, Japan, Insert, Clear red flexi, (No Cat. #) - $25
Produced by Atsushi Kaneko from The Stalin. Self-released 1st flexi. I thought their 2nd EP "Warning For The World Punks" is very good but this flexi is even much better. Like an old zine review says, I can definitely hear The Stalin influence and the song "Heroes(Your Dirty Face)" sounds like one of the songs on The Stalin's "Stop Jap" LP!! Really good stuff. Very mid '80s Japanese punk sounding release.

Swankys, The "This Is My Lifestyle" 7" EP - KPP, 1985, Japan, (KPP-002) - $60
The legendary 1st EP on Kuro's KPP Records.

Swankys, The "Rock'n'Roll History Fuck Off!!"(Neo Damage) 7" flexi - Kings World, 1986, Japan, (KK 001) - $35
It's actually their 2nd 7" and the "Best Of 2" EP on Dogma came out several months after this one. Also this is the very first Kings World Records release.

Swankys, The "Very Best Of Part 2" 7" EP - Dogma, 1986, Japan, (DOG-15) - $60

Swankys, The "Five Star" 7" EP - Kings World, 1987, Japan, (KK 001) - $40
This is the hard vinyl version of the "R&R History Fuck Off!!"(Neo Damage) flexi from '86(the flexi actually came out a few months earlier than the "Very Best Of Pt. 2" EP on Dogma). Contains the same 4 tracks as the flexi, but the titles for the B-side tracks have been changed, and has a completely different artwork. Cool ass porno photo sleeve design, done exactly in the Swankys style if you know what I mean! The catalog number for this release is the same as the flexi.

Swankys, The "Foolish" 7" EP - Kings World, 1987, Japan, Orig. sticker on blue die-cut sleeve, (KK 002) - $28

Sweet Weapon "Overheat" 7" EP - Adventure Family/Nitro(Water Land), 198?, Japan, (NTR-01) - $10
Quite unusual release by Adventure Family Records. This sounds more like KBD stuff. Uptempo and a bit wavey punk rock. Adventure Family put out mainly HC bands from the Yokosuka area and also Water Land did the Janky/Mad Conflux split and I believe the Front Guerrilla 7" as well. I know nothing about this band though.

T.U.S.K "S/T" 7" flexi - Overthrow, 1990, Japan, Insert, (Overthrow-001) - $ (will be listed on eBay)
Sorry, but I had no clue what to price this one as I've never seen it for sale before... So, I decided to just list in on eBay. If anyone's interested in it, please check it out there(eBay ID: kurwa123).

305, The(The Three-O-Five) "S/T" 8" flexi - Beat Time, 1984, Japan, New/Unplayed, (A-305) - $7
Catchy, melodic and fun punk rock with sharp and trashy rockin' guitar riffs. Completely unknown band here. Some of the members went onto form The Pogo and Kenzi.

Tiffany's "Tiffany's But Goodies Vol.1" 7" flexi - Stomping, 1987, Japan, (SR-002) - $35

Total Fury "Committed To The Core" 7" EP - Youth Attack, 2002, Japan, Ltd U.S. tour press, White blank labels w/ large center hole, (YA #16) - $7

Tranquilizer "The Massacre of St. Bartholomew" 7" flexi - Self, 1986, Japan, (Tranquilizer Record-002) - $120

U.B.R. "Yugoslavia Panic" 7" EP - Crust War, 2002, Yugoslavia, Japanese release, Textured sleeve, (Crust War-012) - $20
Recorded in '83. Official vinyl pressing of the previously tape-only studio demo material. Raw as fuck noise HC.

Unholy Grave "Terror" 7" EP - Blurred, 1997, Japan, Ltd clear red vinyl, (Blurred-12) - $10

Violent Pain "Feel For New Age" 7" EP - MCR, 1996, Japan, 1100 pressed, Poster sleeve(tiny sticker tear), (MCR-093) - $3

Wankys, The "The Very Best Of Hero The Wankys" CD - Hardcore Kitchen, 2008, UK, Bonus "Noise Punk" EP tracks, Japanese import, (HxCxK-015/Distortion Party #7) - $7

War Crimes "The True Face of Bombings" 7" EP - Blood Sucker/Pikadon, 1993, Japan, 500 pressed, Poster sleeve, Stamped & numbered plain inner-sleeve(# 363), (BSR-009/PIKA-01E) - $40
They were the very first crust styled HC band from Hiroshima. Great mix of Scandi styled crust and trad. Japcore. Split release by Bloodsucker Records and the band's own Pikadon label. This 7" is very hard to find nowadays. Rarely seen for sale. Great artwork by Sugi.

Warhead "The Lost Self and Beating Heart" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1996, Japan, (BSR-017) - $35

Waves "The Vagrancy Of The Hell" 7" EP - Human Stench, 2002, Japan, Insert, (Stench 11) - $3

Willard, The "Lightning Scarlet" 2 x 7" EP - Eastworld, 1986, Japan, Gatefold sleeve, (T65-1096/97) - $18
Awesome 4-track double EP includes the exclusive live version of their early classic tunes "Punx Sing A Gloria" and "Outlaw". Very nice packaging as well. The singer Jun joined The Stalin as a guitarist and the drummer Kyoya played in The Execute while The Willard was temporary broken up in 1984.

World Downfall "S/T" 7" EP - Agromosh, 2003, Japan, 900 pressed on black vinyl, Flyer, Small sticker tear on back sleeve, (Agromosh-011) - $4

Worms' Meat "Trust Ownself and Burn Bright" 7" EP - Kappa, 1998, Japan, 1000 pressed, Flyer & sticker, (KPR-011) - $20

Yumefuda(夢札) "Kurutta yume no hatemade..." 7" EP - Cut Up, 1998, Japan, Full-color outer & black die-cut inner sleeve, (Cut Up-001) - $25
120% raging traditional '80s style Japcore smasher. Awesome speedy HC tunes here. All female members(and they look BAD ASS!!). They were also on the Japankore Omnibus LP. Self-released EP with a nice full-color artwork and a band photos on the slick fold-out sleeve. See here:

Zadkiel "Hell's Bomber" Picture 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1986, Japan, 1500 pressed, Clear PVC sleeve, (NRR-E011)- $45
The legendary band that G.A.T.E.S. were highly inspired by!!! Violent mix of thrash, hardcore/punk, Motörhead, and Venom style. 4 tracks recorded circa '83/84. Fucking loud, noisy and totally raging!! This EP was released after they broke up. Some of the members, including a super bassist Koh Morota(R.I.P.), went onto form Doom and F.O.A.D.(with Max from Ghoul & Jotaro from Mobs/Geizz/Tetsu-Arrey). Killer picture disc artwork. One of the BEST and harder to find Hold Up releases.

Zolge, The "Over Alive" 7" flexi - Dogma, 1984, Japan, 1000 pressed, (DOG-4) - $30
Rare 1st flexi. Early Zolge sounded very different from their later releases. This flexi and the 1st LP were more in the vein of fast, hard hittin' punk. Really good stuff.

APR. 29TH 2010 (PART 3 : SPLIT & V/A)

+++ SPLIT +++

Ashes / Crowd "Hostility" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1991, Japan, (Overthrow-02) - $25
Early release by Overthrow Records. Both are unknown but pretty good Japcore bands from the Nagoya area. The Crowd side especially stands out here. Totally blazing metallic Japcore that reminds me of the "Burning Spirits" style with a slight crust touch. Another underrated band?

Avskum / Reality Crisis "Waiting For Another Bloodbath" 10" - Answer, 2000, Sweden/Japan, Insert, (ANSF-008) - $48

B.P.(Breaking Power) The Prisoner / Dororo - 7" flexi - Self, 1985, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $25
Dororo is the same band that's on the "Last Punk Osaka" comp LP. Long-running band from Osaka, with a member of Danse Macabre(ex-Zouo singer's band). I actually love their two demos that came out about 10 years ago. B.P. The Prisoner might be a bit more known outside of Japan as I've seen their 8" flexi posted on somebody's blogs before. On this split, they play some solid and dark ADK-ish punk that reminds me a bit of Kikeiji, but sounds much heavier and with metallic guitar riffs. Dororo on this split is kind of generic rockin' punk. Their other stuff is way better.

Battle Of Disarm / Subcaos "Disarm Or Die/Museifu" 7" EP - D.I.Y., 1995, Japan/Portugal, Poster sleeve, (D.I.Y.-EP-009) - $20

Blood Feast / Poison Cola "Kohrin" 7" EP - Bater/Discrete, 1994, Japan, 500 pressed, 2 x insert(1 oversized), (BR-021/DIS-005) - $35
Here's another one of those lesser-known, but really fucking good yet hard to find Japanese records from the '90s. Occasionally seen on the want lists. Took me a while to get myself a copy, too. While the Poison Cola tracks are excellent, all the Blood Feast tracks rip so damn fucking hard(imo) that the Poison Cola side hasn't been played as much on my turntable. These Blood Feast tracks on this split might be even better than their later EP's which I thought were great also. No crust influence at all, just pure, driving fast and intensely blazing Japcore tunes at it's best. Done extremely well comparing to many of the generic/mediocre trad. '80s Japcore styled bands from that era(i.e. Like some of those MCR or Dan-Doh releases that nobody gives a shit about, the shittier ones). Split release by Discrete and Poison Cola's label Bater Records. Like many other Discrete releases, only 500 copies of this 7" were pressed. Oh, and the artworks on the sleeve and inserts look very cool as well. By the way, Poison Cola was formed in '85. I guess this split was their first vinyl release after putting out a bunch of demos. Too bad, because they could get many fans if they had a release or two on Selfish Records. The "Night Of The Living Dead" comp. 7" on Bater Records is also worth tracking down, though it's not an easy record to come by either. P.S. Just found a download link for this split 7" right here:

Blüdwülf / Toxic Holocaust "Speed N' Spikes Vol.1" 7" EP - Relapse, 2008, US, Ltd to 400 copies(out of 1000 total) on clear yellow/red splatter vinyl, Orig. sticker on outer sleeve, New/Unplayed, (RR-076) - $25

Crocodile Skink / Forca Macabra - 7" EP - D.I.Y., 1996, Japan/Finland, 2 x insert, (D.I.Y.-EP 014) - $25

Crucial Section / Lie - 7" flexi - In Your Fuck, 1998, Japan, Ltd. version of 50 copies w/ hand-numbered orange sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $28

Crucial Section / Calf Branding - 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 1998, Japan, (Dan-Doh 012) - $10

Crucial Section / Thrashington D.C. - 7" EP - Crew For Life/One Person Party, 2009, Japan/France, 500 pressed, Yellow marbled vinyl, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 290), Insert, (CFL-011/OPP-001) - $8

Crucified By The System(Kä-Kami) / Insane Youth A.D. "Wild Things" 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 1999, Japan, (Dan-Doh 025) - $15
Crucified By The System(a.k.a. Crucified By Kä-Kami) was a Scandi styled noisy D-beat HC project band consisted of Kawakami(Disclose), Otto(Selfish/Forca Macabra), and some Insane Youth dude. Insane Youth sounds more like raging trad. Japcore and had a guitarist from Forward.

Crude / Violence Moment "Blood Sucking Freaks IV" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1996, Japan, (BSR-019) - $28
The first ever record release by Crude!

Delta(ex-S.D.S.) / Rocky & The Sweden / Balzac "Abstruct Madness" CD - DiwPhalanx, 2001, Japan, 600 pressed, Ltd. tour-only release, Clear purple zippered PVC package, (PX-068) - $28
Very rare 3-way split CD which was only available during the Abstruct Madness/Noise Rock 2001 tour by these 3 bands together. Delta was a short-lived band by all the ex-S.D.S. members except a drummer was ex-Iconoclast. Awesome, ultra-fast and metallic HC. Their songs sound fucking sharp and aggressive as hell. I personally like them even better than S.D.S.!!! The 1st EP was planned to be released on MCR, but sadly they broke up before releasing anything besides a few comp appearances on the Mangrove label CD, the Destroy 'zine comp 12"/CD etc. The Delta tracks on this split are "War Machine", "Sons of Distraction" and "Statik Love-Statik Loud". All of them are killer!!! Rocky does a kick-ass Japanese cover of Ultra Violent "Crime For Revenge" and one original song. Nice packaging and punkish cover artwork.

Disaffect / Sedition "Work As One" 7" EP - Nabate/Flat Earth, 1993, UK, 2000 pressed, Insert, (NAB-07/FE-12) - $18

Disclose / Cluster Bomb Unit - 7" EP - MCR, 1995, Japan/Germany, 1500 pressed, Poster sleeve, (MCR-080) - $20

Disclose / Selfish - 7" EP - D.I.Y., 1996, Japan/Finland, Remastered 2nd press, Insert, (D.I.Y.-EP 003) - $20

Disfuse / Power Of Idea - 7" EP - Japankore, 1995, US/Japan, 300 pressed, Clear red vinyl, Insert, (JKDR-002) - $20
Dropdead members' project band Vs. Japanese political crust. Confuse rip-off sleeve artwork and logo. Includes a Crow cover by Disfuse and a Dropdead cover by P.O.I.

Disturb / Destroy "Commit A Sin/The Crush Bastard System" 7" EP - MCR, 1995, Japan/US, 1500 pressed, Poster sleeve, (MCR-087) - $10

Edge-Ucate / Deliver Me - 7" EP - Disgruntled, 199?, US, Ltd ver. of 100 w/ handmade die-cut sleeve & numbered inner sleeve(# 1), Insert, (DR 008) - $3
Edge-Ucate = ex-Charles Bronson. Released on the Bronson member's old label Disgruntled Records.

Effigy / Häväistys "The Falling Clouds/Laki Ja Evankeliumi" 7" EP - Whisper In Darkness, 2002, Japan/Finland, Red/white/black sleeve, (Darkness: 003) - $10

Exit Hippies / Tantrum - LP - New Smell, 2003, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, New/Unplayed, (New Smell 003) - $35
Completely different tracks than the 7" version.

Extinct Government / Hazard "Punk Addict" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1995, Japan, Poster sleeve, (Overthrow-011) - $25
The first release by both bands. E. Government feat. early lineup with Minoru(ex-Lip Cream/The Comes) on bass.

Gas / Nikudan "Reikai/Ryojin-Nikki" 8" EP - Jisatsu Label, 1984, Japan, Poster sleeve version(1st press) w/ label newsletter printed inside, (GL-004E) - $48

Lärm / Pandemonium - LP - ????, 199?, Holland, 250 pressed, Boot, Orange vinyl, New/Unplayed, (No Cat. #) - $18

Liberate / Selfish "The Only Thing Between Life And Death...Is You!" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1999, Japan/Finland, Label flyer, (HG-111) - $9
The Selfish tracks were recorded during their Japan tour and were produced by Chelsea(Death Side/Paintbox). He also plays guitar solo on one of their tracks "Tight-Ass", which is a great song about those close-minded PC dickheads(a.k.a. B.O.D. or P.O.I.) from Tokyo, yeah!!

Macrofarge / Euthanasia "Reality Crisis" 7" flexi - MCR, 1989, Japan/Finland, 1000 pressed, (MCR-024) - $30
The Macrofarge side is so damn good!!! They were one of the earliest Japanese crust-core bands, with a singer from Acid/Liberate and a bassist from Asbestos/Alliance. Highly influenced by Doom!!!!! If you're into classic U.K. crust or Japanese crust bands like Abraham Cross, S.D.S., Warcry, C.F.D.L.(early), Naüsea, Anti Authorize, Doom, E.N.T., Sore Throat etc., then you'll love Macrofarge. Too bad this is the only record they've ever released! One of the best Japanese crust bands for sure. Hard to find, early MCR release. The Euthanasia side fucking sucks, so don't listen to it. They don't even deserve to be on the other side of this split!

Nightmare / Concrete Sox - 7" EP - MCR, 1993, Japan/UK, Insert, (MCR-049) - $35

No Futures, The / Swindles - 7" EP - Punk Dischord, 2008, Japan, 300 pressed, Insert, flyer & pin badge, (Punk Dischord-03) - $28

Order / Mindsuck / Mental Disease "Natural Crust & Punk Force, Noise Making" 7" EP - MCR, 1996, Japan, 800 pressed, Poster sleeve, (MCR-092) - $30
This 3-way split is actually quite hard to come by(and expensive in Japan coz Order is fucking big now overthere). This is one of those few old MCR 7"s that were pressed in smaller quantity like 700~800 copies. Contains the first ever recording by Order, with original singer, from when they were still playing early Chaos UK/Disorder/Chaos CH influenced, sloppy and raw noisecore like what you hear on their "Punk Navigation" 1st EP on Overthrow Records. I love all the Order releases up to the "Taep'o-Dong" LP, but especially the early stuff though. Their recent 7"s are kinda lame... Some of the Mindsuck members went onto form Reality Crisis. Noisy distorted crustcore. Mental Disease, you probably already know. Really nice 'n' crusty comp. 7" with a super-crusty sleeve artwork that you can actually smell it.

S.D.S. / The Hong Kong Knife "Tiger Hole Range Split 7" Series Vol.7" - 7" EP - Loft/Tiger Hole, 1998, Japan, (THRS-007) - $25

S.O.B. / Outo - Split 7" EP - Coretic, 1989(?), Japan, 1st press of 200 on black vinyl w/ pink sleeve & sliver labels, Hand-numbered label, (Coretic-01) - $35
This is the "original" 1st pressing from the late '80s(or '90?), on black vinyl with a pink-ish sleeve. Also the center labels are metallic silver. Only 200 of these "real" ones were made back then. These are rarely seen for sale nowadays. More recent reissues were pressed on various colors of vinyl with a black & white slick sleeve and the white center labels. Who knows how many copies of those recent ones were really pressed(definiately way more than 200, although almost everywhere online states so).

Slight Slappers / 324 - 7" flexi - HG Fact, 2000, Japan, Gig freebie, Label flyer, (HG-153) - $30
Given away only at Antiknock in Tokyo on 12/9/2000(Both bands' CD release show). Never been officially available for sale. Probably only a few hundred copies pressed. Contains "Vanette(Crazy Kids Version)" by S.S. and a few untitled live tracks by 324.

Spazz / Toast - 7" EP - HG Fact, 1996, US/Japan, Label flyer, (HG-057) - $10

Total Fury / The Jury - 7" EP - Gloom, 2007, Japan/US, 500 pressed, Ltd. US tour press, Gray marbled vinyl, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 352), Insert, (Gloom-040) - $7


ADK Omnibus Vol.2(Neo Punk Disorderly) - 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, Insert, (ADK 08E) - $110
Gasatsu(Crime Fighter) / Molugu / Gabell / Glycerin - Volume two of the legendary compilation by ADK Records. Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Records). The whole comp is awesome. The Glycerin tracks are much more raw and chaotic HC sounding than the later 8" EP on AA Records. Molugu kills.

Abikyokan - 7" EP - MCR, 1994, Japan, 700 pressed, Poster sleeve, w/ sticker, (MCR-071) - $38
Accomplice / Blaze / Geshpenst / Ouda

All Crusties Spending Loud Night '97(Crust War Presents) - VHS - Crust War/MCR, 1998, Japan, Ltd. to 1000 copies, (MCR-123) - $25
Disclose / Gloom / Life / Crocodile Skink

Attack - 7" EP - Jungle Hop, 1987, Japan, Yellow sleeve w/ band logos(1st press?), (JHI 105) - $25
So What / Deadless Muss / Detroit / Fuck Geez - Compiled by Roger Armstrong(SiC/Dead Cops). 2 tracks by each, except 1 track by Fuck Geez.

Battle Of The Worst Bands - 12" - Non Commercial, 2006, US, Ltd. mailorder edition of 175(out of 475 total) on coke-bottle clear vinyl, 2 x insert, New/Unplayed, (NON-06) - $15 Cider / Darvocets / The Ruiners / Brainwashed Youth

Darkest 4, The
- Tape - Self, 2003, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $28 Effigy / Acrostix / Zoe / Disturd - Rare ltd tape-only release. Contains exclusive tracks by each band. If I remember correctly, only a few hundred copies of this tape were made and sold out quickly.

Devil Must Be Driven Out With Devil(Hold Up Omnibus) - LP - Hold Up, 1986, Japan, Insert, (HU-2501) - $58
Ghoul / Lip Cream / War Painted City Indian / United / Casbah / Saver Tiger

Fledgling Punx(Nouzui Omnibus Vol.1) - 7" EP - Nouzui, 1987, Japan, Poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (NR-001E) - $28
Gagize / Re Zist / Sword / Weedy Eggs - Awesome obscure Japcore comp by the DonDon singer's old label. Re Zist and Gagize are known for their great flexi's on Half Alive Records. Sword and Gagize are also on the "Shodoku Gig" LP on Selfish. The front sleeve photo has a crowd of punks from some show and there's young Ishiya from Death Side smiling in the middle. I got my own copy in '88 and just recognized his face in the photo 20 years after.

Genkai/Entenka Gig - LP - G & E, 199?, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $25 Reality Crisis / Order / Tomorrow / Out Of Touch / Insane'n The Brain / Drop Out / J.U.U.M. / Rotary Beginners / Marten's / Strike Out / Head Round / Maniac High Sense - This is NOT a live album. All studio recording. It's a compilation of the bands that used to play at the local series gigs held in the Aichi area. Most of the bands on this comp are already broken up. J.U.U.M. had a Reality Crisis member. The Order material is from when they still had the original singer. All tracks should be exclusive to this LP. Not sure of the exact release year, but it should be around '97~'98. Can't seem to find any infos on this release.

Get Back The Discharged Arrow - LP - Selfish, 1989, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12038) - $48
Acid / Crück / Mad Conflux / Mess

Give Us The Time To Play! - 2 x 7" - Lifestyle Sound, 1990, Japan, Gatefold booklet sleeve, (Soul-001) - $10
Fat Slave / Banish Arms / Gang Thrust / Half Life / Rich Materally - Late '80s~early '90s Sendai-city Japcore bands.

Go Ahead Make My Day(Smashing Oddsness 2) - LP - Oddsness, 1989, Japan, Fold-out insert, (OD-002) - $65
Bastard / Asbestos / Don Don / SiC / Complete / Sweats / Sicilian Blood / F.V.K. / Idora - All the bands' recordings are exclusive to this rare comp. The Bastard material is not even included in the official discography CD. Different version of the classic tune "Wind Of Pain"!! The Sicilian Blood songs are very good on this comp., with that Gauze sounding, in-your-face Japcore style. Oddsness label was made only to release the "Smashing Oddsness" 8" EP(Deathside, Crück etc.) and this LP. Sweats featured the ex and later members of Rocky & The Sweden, Headless, Systematic Death, Idora etc.

Godzilla(A Japanese Hardcore Compilation) - Tape - Boot, 199?, Japan, Pic. labels on cassette, (No Cat. #) - $4
The Clay / Chicken Bowels / Googol Plex / Brain Death

Natural Crust & Punk Force, Noise Making - 7" EP - MCR, 1996, Japan, 800 pressed, Poster sleeve, (MCR-092) - $30
Order / Mental Disease / Mindsuck - This 3-way split is actually quite hard to come by(and expensive in Japan coz Order is fucking big now overthere). This is one of those few old MCR 7"s that were pressed in smaller quantity like 700~800 copies. Contains the first ever recording by Order, with original singer, from when they were still playing early Chaos UK/Disorder/Chaos CH influenced, sloppy and raw noisecore like what you hear on their "Punk Navigation" 1st EP on Overthrow. I love all the Order releases up to the "Taep'o-Dong" LP, but especially the early stuff though. Their recent 7"s are kinda lame... Some of the Mindsuck members went onto form Reality Crisis. Noisy distorted crustcore. Mental Disease, you probably already know. Really nice 'n' crusty comp. with a super-crusty sleeve artwork that you can actually smell it.

Nobody's Fault(Sulais Omnibus Vol.1) - LP - Slice(Sulais), 1988, Japan, Poster sleeve, Insert, (No Cat. #) - $28
Poison Arts / Nira-Kodomo / Rose Rose / Matsuji / Clod / Crisis Kill - Great late '80s Japcore comp on the Poison Arts singer's old label Slice(Sulais) Records. Sleeve artwork by Sugi. The Poison Arts and Matsuji tracks kick ass. All the Matsuji materials are so damn good!!! Crisis Kill guitarist later played in Rocky & The Sweden.

Punk The World - 10" w/ The Last Child 7" flexi - Kings World, 1988, Japan, 1st press w/ bonus flexi, Booklet, Clear PVC sleeve, (K-6465) - $45
The Swankys / No Cut / Curse / Lydia Cats / Craps / Jokers / Infers / Android Futures - Rare ltd vinyl issue of the comp tape, originally released in '87. Another cool '80s Kyushu punk compilation by Watch from The Swankys. One very notable band on this record that probably nobody knows about, Curse, plays some killer mid '80s Kyushu styled buzzsaw noisecore ala Gai, Confuse, Sieg Heil, or Gess. This is probably their only ever material on the vinyl format. Comes with a promo-only demo flexi of The Last Child(1st press-only). The large booklet looks cool, too.

Putrid Evil - 7" flexi - No Label(Pre-Earache), 1985, Int'l, 3000 pressed, Clear red flexi, (No Cat. #) - $18
Septic Death(U.S.) / Stupids(U.K.) / Civil Dissident(Australia) - Released by Kalv from Heresy.

Tokyo Crusties Comp E.P. - 7" EP - D.I.Y., 1994, Japan, 6-page booklet sleeve, (D.I.Y.-EP-001) - $38
Abraham Cross / Collapse Society / Battle Of Disarm / Crocodile Skink - Killer compilation with some of the best '90s Japanese crust bands. Awesome noise crust & fucked up EngRish lyrics at it's best. The first release by D.I.Y. Records. Hard to find.

Tosamono - 2 x 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 1997, Japan, Ltd. mailorder edition on clear red & clear yellow vinyls, Poster sleeve(black/white), (Dan-Doh 007) - $18
Disclose / Judgement Disorderly / Aggression / AR-15 / Galvanize Head / S.H.K. / Calf Branding / Happy Family / Kerie Bundy - Early Dan-Doh Records release. Great comp.

Tosamono - 2 x 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 1997, Japan, Poster sleeve(green/black), (Dan-Doh 007) - $15
Disclose / Judgement Disorderly / Aggression / AR-15 / Galvanize Head / S.H.K. / Calf Branding / Happy Family / Kerie Bundy - Early Dan-Doh Records release. Great comp.

Tour De Farce - 7" EP - Empty, 1986, Int'l, 2 x insert, (MT-017) - $40
Guerrilla Urbana(a.k.a. Ataque Frontal/Peru) / Guerrilla Urbana(Spain) / No Lip(Japan) / Doc Wör Mirran(Germany) / Büld(Denmark) / Armatrak(New Zealand) - Extremely rare and obscure, mid '80s compilation featuring Ataque Frontal when they were still called Guerrilla Urbana before they've changed their name in order to avoid hassle from the authorities. This is the only release by them under the name of Guerrilla Urbana, besides the '85 demo which ended up being a split tape with HHH from Spain. Also on this great comp are some good bands like Guerrilla Urbana from Spain and No Lip from Japan, with Roger Armstrong from SiC and Dead Cops.

Triple Cross Counter Tour - 7" EP - Kagai Mousou, 1989, Japan, 1000 pressed, (Kagai Mousou-013E) - $90
Bastard / Crück / Mad Conflux / Pile Driver / Bad Smells - Rare tour-only EP on Gudon's Kagai Mousou Records.

What've Ya Brought Me This Time? - 7" EP -Rotten House, 1988, Int'l, Booklet insert, (RHR-001) - $22
Barn Av Regnbuen(Norway) / Follow Fashion Monkeys(U.S.) / Misanthropic Charity(Denmark) / More Fiends(U.S.) - Obscure compilation with the legendary Norwegian HC band Barn Av Regnbuen. M. Charity had an LP out on Boston Tea Party label.